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There's still time to catch Ray Mears exploring Ningaloo Reef. Warning: May cause extreme cases of wanderlust! itv.com/hub/australian…
 
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What better way to get #MondayMotivation than with #TravelGoals? For an unforgettable trip, the Madikwe Safari Lodg… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Autumn leaves are here & it makes for a wonderful sight to see all over the world... Where's your favourite Autumn… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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It's getting colder outside, so we want to know what you find more fun in the snow: skiing or a husky dog sled ride… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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To mark #InternationalSlothDay here's a cute sloth being active for once - by doing yoga!! He's got that… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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It's been a colourful week with the #RedSun hanging over us earlier in the week. So here are… instagram.com/p/BabPQqDHexh/
 
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Two incredible sights on two different sides of the world. #NorthernLights or #SouthernLightsinstagram.com/p/BaYhiaOnGMn/
 
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Ever thought about exploring Australia's Northern Territory? It's not all about #ayersrockinstagram.com/p/BaWhmrHHABu/
 
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Exciting times Kirsty! 😍😍😍 twitter.com/kirstyteasdale…
 
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Three beautiful sights, three incredible sunsets. We want to know, where you go for the… instagram.com/p/BaTg0kPnjPl/
 
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A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
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We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 

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Record tourist numbers for Las Vegas in 2012

More than 39 million people visited Las Vegas in 2012, beating the the city's previous record. 39.7 million people flocked to Sin City last year, around half a million more than in 2007.

The record year generated more than $40 billion for the local tourism industry, indicating a good recovery for the tourism industry in Vegas. Chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Rossi Ralenkotter has said that “the record visitation is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our resort partners and every employee who works in the industry.”

“Tourism is the economic leader for Southern Nevada and the entire state, so we are encouraged to see positive signs of continued growth for the industry... With more than $2 billion of reinvestment in the destination, Las Vegas is well positioned for continued growth in 2013 and on the threshold of hosting more than 40 million visitors,” she added.

Tourism accounts for 370,000 jobs in Las Vegas, making up 46 per cent of the total local jobs in the city. Last year saw a 2.1 per cent increase in visitors numbers compared with 2011 and business visitor numbers increased by 1.6 per cent to 4.9 million.

In recent years Las Vegas has invested money into improving its meetings and convention industry. In 2012 Las Vegas hosted 21,615 meetings, tradeshows and conventions, a 13.6 percent increase on the previous year which saw 19,029 business events.

According to statistics released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, around three in 10 visitors to Sin City were from Southern California in 2012.

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